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'''Man or Astro-man?''' is a surf rock group that formed in Auburn, Alabama, in the early 1990s and came to prominence over the following decade. Primarily instrumental rock|instrumental, Man or Astro-man? blended the surf rock style of the early 1960s like that of Dick Dale and The Spotnicks with the new wave music|new wave and punk rock sounds of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Man or Astro-man? was known for their anachronism|anachronistic dedication to List of science fiction themes|science fiction themes, Sampling (music)|audio samples, obscure electronic devices (such as theremins and tesla coils), and high-energy live performances. Their earlier albums like ''Is It ... Man or Astroman?'' and ''Destroy All Astromen!'' were known for their traditional surf rock instrumentation and sci-fi sound bite song introductions, but their later albums like ''EEVIAC Operational...
OriginAuburn, Alabama|Auburn, Alabama
GenreIndie rock, surf rock, psychedelic rock, space rock, electronic rock
Year active1992–2001, 2005–2006, 2010–present
LabelTouch and Go Records|Touch and Go, Estrus Records|Estrus, One Louder Records, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Au Go Go Records|Au Go Go
Associated actsServotron, The Boster
Website| current_members = '''Core Members:'''
Brian Teasley|Birdstuff
Coco the Electronic Monkey Wizard
Brian Causey|Star Crunch
'''Additional Members:'''
Avona Nova
Jonny Browning|Victor Vector
Dr. Deleto
Cap'n Zeno
Dexter X, the man from Planet Q
Trace Reading
Blazar the Probe Handler
Past members}}
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